Have a go at one of these easy to make recipes with your children. From yummy breakfast cookies to an all-time favourite in our house, banana bread – you’ll find something to please everyone’s taste buds.

Cheese Muffins with Sweetcorn and Spinach

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 175g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g pre-grated cheese
  • 50g baby spinach, shredded
  • 100g tinned sweetcorn, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g unsalted butter, melted
  • 150ml/g milk

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Muffin tin
  • Muffin cases x 12
  • Measuring spoons

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine the flour, bicarbonate, cheese, spinach and sweetcorn in the mixing bowl.
  3. Add the eggs, melted butter and milk and mix it all together.
  4. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin cases.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. Serve warm.

Tip: Don’t have spinach or sweetcorn? Experiment with your favourite fillings – chopped red pepper, onions or cubed ham make for delicious alternatives. You can also add finely chopped chili or chili pepper flakes to add a spicy kick!

Easy Peasy Baking recipes by Fab Flour.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes 10 cookies

Ingredients

  • 300g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 120g salted butter (melted)
  • 225g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 20 squares of milk chocolate (you will need to buy a large bar)

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Baking tray lined with baking paper
  • Measuring spoons

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C.
  2. In the mixing bowl, combine the flour and bicarbonate. Set to one side.
  3. In the other bowl, melt the butter in the microwave and mix in the sugar before adding the egg. Add this wet mix to the dry flour mix and bring together with the wooden spoon to form a dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 60g balls and place on the lined baking tray, leaving room to spread between each one. Push each ball down slightly then place in the oven for 6 minutes.
  5. After the 6 minutes, take the cookies out of the oven, press 2 squares of chocolate into each one, rotate the tray then bake for a further 6 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool slightly on the tray before serving.

Tip: You can keep the 60g dough balls in the freezer and when ready, bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown – so you always have cookies on hand!

Easy Peasy Baking recipes by Fab Flour.

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Cranberry & Lemon Tray Bake

 

A simple recipe that’s quick to make for unscheduled guests!

 

Ingredients

  • 175g Butter (softened)
  • 175g Caster Sugar
  • 175g Carr’s Self Raising Flour
  • 3 Eggs (beaten)
  • 2 Lemons (for the zest and juice)
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 175g Dried Cranberries
  • Granulated Sugar (for sprinkling)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190?C (Fan 160?C, Gas Mark 5).
  2. In a large bowl cream the butter, sugar and lemon zest together. Into this mixture pour the beaten egg a little at a time, while adding a little flour to stop it curdling. Continue until all the egg and flour is mixed in together. ?3.Next add the cranberries and milk and ensure all the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Grease and line a 26 x 16.5cm tin with parchment and spoon in the mixture. Level off the surface and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until firm to the touch in the middle.
  4. Take out of the oven and while warm, sprinkle a generous amount of caster sugar onto the top and drizzle with the lemon juice.
  5. Leave to cool and cut into cubes for everyone to enjoy!

Recipe by Carrs Flour.

Flatbreads with Tzatziki Dip

Makes 6 flatbreads

Ingredients

  • Dip: (optional)
  • 1. 100g natural yoghurt
  • 2. 50g cucumber (grated)
  • 3. 1 tsp mint sauce

Flatbreads:

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 200g natural yoghurt
  • 100g melted butter
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Bowl for dip
  • Grater

Method

  1. To make the dip, grate the cucumber and squeeze out the excess liquid into the sink with your hands. Then place the grated cucumber into the serving bowl, add the yoghurt and mint sauce and mix.
  2. For the flatbreads, combine the flour, baking powder and cumin seeds in the mixing bowl, then add the yoghurt and 30g of the melted butter to form a dough. Lightly flour your work surface.
  3. Turn out the dough onto the floured surface and knead for a few minutes.
  4. Heat up your frying pan to a medium-high heat. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out into 15-20cm circles.
  5. Place each one into the hot pan one at a time and cook for 2 minutes on each side until slightly puffed and toasted. Once cooked, rub them with the remaining melted butter and serve whole or sliced into strips for dipping.

Easy Peasy Baking recipes by Fab Flour.

Fruit Flake Breakfast Cookies

Makes 8 cookies

Ingredients

  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g sunflower oil
  • 30g cold water
  • 100g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 individual packets Fruit Bowl Fruit Flakes
  • 2 x crushed Fruit Bowl Wheat Biscuits or alternative

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan) and line one large or two smaller baking trays with parchment.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the sugars, salt, oil and water with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add in the plain flour, bicarbonate, Fruit Flakes and crushed cereal.
  4. Mix together with a wooden spoon until a dough is formed.
  5. Weigh the dough into 45g balls and place on the lined baking tray/s, leaving enough space for them to spread.
  6. Put in the oven for 10 minutes, then rotate the tray/s and bake for a further 8 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool before serving.

Recipe by Fruit Bowl.

Vegan Banana Bread

Makes one 1kg loaf

Ingredients

  • 4 x ripe bananas
  • 75g vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100g light brown soft sugar

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Wooden spoon
  • Loaf tin lined with baking paper
  • Knife
  • Measuring jug

Tip: Some retailers known for selling everything for £1 sell both baking cases for loaf tins and large round cake tins.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Mash 3 of the bananas into the measuring jug with the vegetable oil and vanilla.
  3. In the mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and combine.
  5. Pour into the lined loaf tin and top with the 4th banana, halved lengthways.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden on top and springy to touch in the centre.

Easy Peasy Baking recipes by Fab Flour.

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